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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Feb;25(2):147-50.

[Advances of clinical studies of acupuncture and moxibustion for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis].

[Article in Chinese]

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College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Beijing University of TCM, Beijing 100029, China. md_satoshi@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To summarize recent development of studies on acupuncture and moxibustion for prevention and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, so as to provide a basis and thinking for clinical scientific studies.

METHODS:

More than 60 papers about clinical and experimental studies were reviewed, choosing clinically commonly-used acupoints and introducing mainly different therapeutic methods.

RESULTS:

Acupuncture and moxibustion can prevent and cure rheumatoid arthritis with outstanding results.

CONCLUSION:

Acupuncture and moxibustion have vast vistas for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

PMID:
16312903
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